The free-agency signing period hasn’t even officially, begun yet, and already the receiver class is thinning out. That’s not good news for the Buccaneers, but wait there may be some good news.
As we reported here last night, the Buccaneers are expected to sign wide receiver DeSean Jackson when the signing period officially begins later today.
Benjamin Allbright, a sports-talk co-host on 104.7 FM in Denver, was among the first to report the likely signing and now Adam Schefter of ESPN is doing the same,
Jackson has long been considered the Bucs top target in free agency. He would bring the Bucs a superior speed element they’ve been missing and that quarterback Jameis Winston needs.
Jackson was reportedly being pursued by at least half a dozen teams other than the Bucs, including the Eagles, so pulling him in could prove rather pricey, but he could also be well worth the price.
Though Jackson is now 30 years old, he still has elite-level speed and he’s coming off the third 1,000-yard season of his career and the third in the last four years.
That’s an indication he’s still got at least a few good years left in him. IF he spends those years playing opposite Mike Evans and catching passes from Winston, the Bucs should be much better for it.